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Got cows? Get milk, biogas and a lot more.

This story is brought to you by the hard-working people of Bufukhula, Uganda. With a special thanks going to their creativity and their cows. Bufukhula has graduated from Food for the Hungry (FH) programs after years of partnership with child sponsors and donors from FH/Canada. Graduation means the community has proven it can raise healthy […]

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Short-term teams: 5 ways to give support from home

The transition into summer means baseball, barbeques and sunburns. However, for a growing number of people, the summer months are synonymous with short-term mission trips. On any given Saturday, the major airports are filled with adventurous and compassionate people. These travelers creatively raised resources to travel thousands of miles to serve the vulnerable and once […]

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The importance of fathers

The month of June is when Americans celebrate Father’s Day. And FH likes to expand that celebration to fathers all over the world. But finding fathers can be difficult where FH works, because many fathers must migrate for work. making them absent from their homes for months at a time. I found an article that was […]

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Party in Belo: How child sponsorship succeeds

I recently visited one of our remote field locations in Ethiopia. It was a celebration, really. After 13 years working in the community of Belo with our child sponsorship program, Food for the Hungry (FH) evaluated that people of Belo were no longer living in extreme poverty. New standards for health and education had been […]

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Life: A seamless garment

The French philosopher, Voltaire, wrote: “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Atrocities are atrocious, because they violate what the Declaration of Independence describes as the human right to life. We usually think of atrocities as acts of commission. They are bad things that people do to other people. The […]

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Care groups help save children

My guest blogger today is Alex Mwaura, communications specialist for Food for the Hungry reporting on FH’s work in Africa. Alex recently visited Burundi and shares his experience during a care group training where mothers’ learned to care for their infants.   The sound of rain on iron roofing sheets drowned out the voice of […]

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Malaria: Big problem, some simple solutions

I love how simple actions can prevent big hairy problems… like malaria. According to the World Health Organization, malaria claims the lives of 660,000 people annually; most of those deaths are babies in Africa. Today is World Malaria Day, when we remember that half of the world’s population lives in areas at risk of malaria transmission. […]

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The purpose of the poor

We are all familiar, to some extent, with the plight of the materially poor. However, in the grand scheme of things—do the poor have a positive purpose? According to a respected colleague from Kenya, who is a committed Christian and a successful businessman, the purpose of the poor is the elevation of all humanity. He came to […]

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Give parents hope for their children

My son, Alexander, age 4, is having a medical procedure done to repair a tight-tongue. While this is a minor surgery, I’m afraid for him. Even though my little boy will be operated on by a highly-trained doctor in a world-class medical facility, I don’t want to see my son in pain. But my family […]

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Let there be [solar] light

I never, ever thought to thank God for a light bulb. But for some students in Food for the Hungry’s Burundi program, a simple solar-powered light fixture is their key to a brighter future. Gerard is a sixth-grader in Mufumya, a small town in Burundi. Sundown comes before 6:30 p.m. on any day of the […]

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